Alpha Woodward

The Social Currency of Imagination: The Arts in Leading Change

Alpha M Woodward

Abstract


A short personal reflection of how aesthetic and artistic abilities offer resilience for social change and personal transformational experiences.

Keywords


music therapy; imagination; social transformation; social currency; courage

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Woodward, A. (2004). Finding the client in their environment: A systems approach to music therapy programming. Voices: A World Forum For Music Therapy, 4(2). doi: 10.15845/voices.v4i2.183

Woodward, A. (2012). Arts-based practices in regions affected by war. Voices: A World Forum For Music Therapy, 12(2). doi: 10.15845/voices.v12i2.633

Woodward, Alpha M. (2015). Tapestry of tears: An autoethnography of leadership, personal transformation, and music therapy in humanitarian aid in Bosnia Herzegovina. Dissertations & Theses. Paper 192. http://aura.antioch.edu/etds/192




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15845/voices.v16i3.862

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